Bela Padilla, Philippine Army bring relief goods to those in need

On Wednesday, March 18, Bela Padilla confirmed that her crowdfunding effort for street vendors has already hit P3.3 million. On Thursday, March 19, a day after her fundraising goal has been reached (actually, surpassed), the actress teamed up with the Philippine Army to repack, transport, and distribute relief goods. They delivered the relief goods to […]

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On Wednesday, March 18, Bela Padilla confirmed that her crowdfunding effort for street vendors has already hit P3.3 million.

On Thursday, March 19, a day after her fundraising goal has been reached (actually, surpassed), the actress teamed up with the Philippine Army to repack, transport, and distribute relief goods. They delivered the relief goods to individuals in need in Metro Manila who are affected by the enhanced community quarantine due to new coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

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The Philippine Army posted about it on Facebook. It wrote:

The Philippine Army on Thursday, March 19, 2020, provided assistance to actress Bela Padilla in the repacking, transporting, and distribution of relief goods to COVID-19 crisis hit individuals.

After Padilla raised a sum of 3.3 million pesos to fund a humanitarian assistance program for the affected individuals of the Luzon wide Enhanced Community Quarantine, said actress coordinated with the PA to fast track the distribution.

Through the Army Headquarters and Headquarters Support group, four Army vehicles and around 10 military personnel assisted the actress in repacking the goods at Landers Otis branch Manila. Goods was then distributed to the target beneficiaries such as the homeless, street vendors, elderly, persons with disability, children, commuters, Caritas Manila as well as jeepney, pedicab and tricycle drivers around Metro Manila areas. Additional donations of assorted goods for the soldiers assigned at checkpoints were received by Col. Patricio Ruben Amata, the Assistant Chief of Staff for Civil Military Operations, G7.

“The Philippine Army appreciates the initiative of Bela Padilla in reaching out to the persons who need assistance while Luzon is under ECQ. We are grateful that she enjoined the Philippine Army in serving these people. In this time of crisis, we really need to work together regardless of our professions in order to serve our kababayans,” said Army Commanding General Lt. Gen. Gilbert I. Gapay.

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